Vector MSDS

Vector® BUTANE GAS REFILL CARTRIDGE

SECTION I - Substance Identification & General Information

Distributed by: KGM Industries Co., Inc., Commerce, CA 90040, U.S.A.

TRADE NAME: Vector®

CHEMICAL FAMILY: Alkane Hydrocarbon

DOT HAZARD CLASS: Flammable Gas, 2.1

SYNONYMS: Butane gas

FORMULA: C4H10 & C3H8

UN/NA ID#: UN 2037


SECTION II- Summary of Hazards & Composition

SUBSTANCE: Butane
Percent: 60.00
CAS#: 106-87-8
Synonyms: n-Butane, Tetrane

SUBSTANCE: iso-Butane
Percent: 29.00
CAS#: 75-28-5
Synonyms: 2-Methylpropane, Trlmethylethane

SUBSTANCE: Propane
Percent: 11.00
CAS#: 75-98-6
Synonyms: LPG, Dimethylmethane, Propylhydride


SECTION III - Physical Data

BOILING POINT: 31.1 Degree Fahrenheit
SOLUBILITY IN WATER: nil
APPEARANCE AND ODOR: Clear gas in Vector® brand aerosol can; Butane odor.
SPECIFIC GRAVITY: 0.556gms/cc
VAPOR PRESSURE: 30 psig


SECTION IV - Fire & Explosion Data

FLASH POINT: -50 degree Fahrenheit Closed Cup
EXTINGUISHING MEDIA: CO2, Foam, Halogenated extinguishing agent

SPECIAL FIREFIGHTING PROCEDURES:
Water may be ineffective against flames, but can be used to cool exposed aerosols. Use self-contained breathing
equipment with full face piece operated in positive-pressure mode.

UNUSUAL FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS:
Extremely Flammable liquefied gas is pressurized.


SECTION V - HEALTH HAZARD DATA

Personal Protective Procedures: None required under normal use.

Health Hazards:

Inhalation: 1% vapor concentration may produce anesthetic effects. Non-toxic, but may displace oxygen causing asphyxiation.

Eye or Skin Contact: Vapors are not irritating; liquid may cause freeze burns.

Ingestion: Freeze burns to mucous membranes, and central nervous system depression.

Signs and Symptoms of Exposure: Concentration of propellant may cause anesthetic effects, dizziness, disorientation, headache, excitation, and central nervous system depression.

Emergency and First Aid Procedures:

Skin & Eye: Flush with running water at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention if irritation develops.

Inhalation: Remove from exposure. Administer artificial respiration if necessary.

Ingestion: SEEK IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION


SECTION VI - Reactivity Data

Stability: Stable

Incompatibility: Strong oxidizing materials. Sources of ignition.

Hazardous Decomposition Products: None Known

Hazardous polymerization will not occur.


Section VII - Storage, Spills and Disposal Data

Handling and Storage: Do not handle or store near hear, sparks or flame. Contents under pressure (aerosol can). Exposure to heat in excess of 120° F may cause cans to burst. Vapor density heavier than air and highly flammable.

Store as Level 3 Aerosol (NFPA 30B)

Spill Procedure: Liquid evaporates rapidly at room temperatures.


Section VIII – Transportation Requirements

Department of Transportation (DOT) Classification:

UN Identification Number: UN 2037
Proper Shipping Name: Receptacles, Small Containing Gas (gas cartridges) [without a release device, non-refillable]
Hazard Class 2.1
Hazard Label: Flammable Gas

24-HOUR EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

CHEMTREC: 800-424-9300 (U.S. & Canada)
CHEMTREC's International Emergency phone number (Outside of U.S. & Canada): + 1 703-741-6090 (Collect Calls Accepted)